The Art of Self-Defense

Casey is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei in an effort to learn how to defend himself. What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a woman fighting for her place in it.

Directed by: Riley Stearns Siena Brown Stephanie Adams Diletta Di Nicolantonio
Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller,
Production Company: End Cue, Bleecker Street Films,

The Art of Self-Defense -  - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 12-07-2019
  • Runtime: 104 Minutes
  • Popularity: 12.02
  • Vote Count: 312
  • IMDB Rating: 6.5
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 2,414,269
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
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Photo Name Department
Heather McIntosh-Sound Heather McIntosh Sound (Original Music Composer)
Nathan Zellner-Production Nathan Zellner Production (Executive Producer)
Wayne Beauchamp-Crew Wayne Beauchamp Crew (Special Effects Coordinator)
David Zellner-Production David Zellner Production (Executive Producer)
Riley Stearns-Writing Riley Stearns Writing (Screenplay)
Riley Stearns-Directing Riley Stearns Directing (Director)
Charlotte Royer-Art Charlotte Royer Art (Production Design)
Elissa Ruminer-Costume & Make-Up Elissa Ruminer Costume & Make-Up (Key Makeup Artist)
Michael Ragen-Camera Michael Ragen Camera (Director of Photography)
May Satsuki Asai-Visual Effects May Satsuki Asai Visual Effects (Visual Effects)

See Full Cast & Crew of The Art of Self-Defense


‘The Art of Self-Defense’ is a truly funny, dark experience that will polarise audiences, hopefully leaving most of them satisfied. Just try not to think about it too much. - Ashley Teresa Read Ashley's full article...

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I went in expecting mumblecore, but got more of a Wes Anderson (which, to be fair, a primary influence of mumblecore). Wes Anderson almost always has violence in his movies, but probably nothing so brutal as _The Art of Self-Defense_. I thought that the whole movie would essentially be setting up Eisenberg as an awkward, meek nerd, who at the very end would go uber-violent, and the joke that they bothered to make a movie for would essentially be "You didn't think this guy would punch very good but then he does". Happy to say, I was wrong. Not only does Eisenberg punch pretty good on actually more than one occasion, there's also a story in _The Art of Self-Defense_ as well, which I was not expecting. Now I still didn't think it was very good, and I definitely didn't think it was very funny, but my very low expectations were exceeded, so in the end I'm actually moderately happy with this one. _Final rating:★★½ - Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._

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